Public Records Request

The District records are available for public review. These records include Air Pollution Applications (APP), Authority to Construct (ATC), Notice to Comply (NTC), Notice of Violation (NOV), and Permit to Operate (PTO).

Additionally, the District publishes data online regarding Hearing Board matters and SDAPCD Permits.

  • In order to expedite your request, requests for records should be in writing. Requests will be processed in the order received.
  • Requests must be for records prepared, owned, used, or retained by the District. Requests should be for clearly identifiable records. If necessary, the District will assist the requestor in making a request that describes reasonably identifiable records. Copies will not be provided if disclosure would infringe upon a copyright, trade secret, or is otherwise exempt in accordance with state law.
  • A search for facility records can only be conducted by one or all of the following:

i.Facility Name, Address, or Identification Number;

ii.Facility Application Number, or Permit to Operate Number; or

iii.Facility Notice of Violation/Notice to Comply Number.

  • You will be notified in writing within ten (10) days whether your request seeks copies of disclosable public records prepared, owned, used, or retained by this agency.
  • If the search for records finds the records voluminous, you will be notified of the approximate number of pages and/or length of time it will take to process your request.
  • If the records you requested have been marked confidential by the source of the record, you will be notified and given the option of continuing with the District’s trade secret process.
  • If your request is to review records, rather than receive copies, the District will notify you once the records are gathered, and arrangements will be made for your review.

Direct costs of duplication are the following:

Paper copies: $.20 first page of each separate document plus $.05 per page for subsequent pages.

Scanned copies: $.20 first page of each separate document plus $.02 per page for subsequent pages, plus $10.00 for each CD.

Electronic copies (provided in an electronic format already maintained by the District) may be provided for free if sent electronically, or for the cost of each CD as specified above.

In addition, when records are requested in electronic format, the requestor shall bear the cost of producing a copy of the record, including the cost to construct the record and the cost of programming and computer services necessary to produce a copy of the record when either of the following applies: (1) the District would be required to produce a copy of an electronic record and the record is one that is produced only at otherwise regularly scheduled intervals, or (2) the request would require data compilation, extraction, or programming to produce the record. [Gov. Code Sec. 6253.9(b)] The District will provide an invoice for charges due along with the copied records. These charges are due and payable upon receipt of the invoice and the copied records. Non-payment of invoices could result in a requirement that requests for records be pre-paid in person before releasing the requested documents.

If a downloadable form is preferred, please send it to APCDPERMITS@SDAPCD.ORG. Additionally, request can also be made through our online portal of Citizen Access.

If you have any questions pertaining to the submittal of a Public Records Act request, you may contact the Public Records Staff at (858) 586-2600, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ATTENTION REQUESTOR: To expedite your request for District records, please fill out this form completely, and identify specifically the type of records you are requesting. Please limit your request to one facility or one site address for each request form filed. Additional forms or pages can be used if requesting information for more than one facility or for records not identified on this form. Requests should reasonably describe identifiable records prepared, owned, used, or retained by the District. The District's Public Records staff is available to assist you in identifying those records in the District’s possession. The District is not required by law to create a new record. Before submitting a request, you may review the Document Library at SDAPCD Document Library ( for the records you require.


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